Mangaluru: Old Port to get dedicated jetty for Lakshadweep vessels

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Daijiworld Media Network - Mangaluru

Mangaluru, Aug 26: A memorandum of understanding (MoU) was signed between the government of Karnataka and union territory Lakshadweep for the construction of a dedicated berth for Lakshadweep vessels at the Old Port at Bunder here on Wednesday August 26.

Textile and ports minister Baburao Chinchansur who visited the city for this purpose addressed the media and said, "I assure all support and cooperation on behalf of the Karnataka government for this project. I will ask the officials to finish the the work within the deadline.

"I have asked the central ministry for an additional grant of Rs 200 crore to develop the ports and he has responded positively. This jetty is the dream project of MLA J R Lobo. It was pending for 35 years and now with his efforts we are getting a grant of Rs 50 crore. We will try to finish the work at the earliest," he added.

Mangaluru south MLA J R Lobo said, "Today with the signing of this agreement Mangaluru Old Port has achieved a major milestone. Due to lack of infrastructure, trade between Lakshadweep and Mangaluru has declined. With the construction of this new jetty it will develop in the coming days. I request the minister to make sure that dredging is done at least for 7 meters so that big ships can anchor here."

MP Nalin Kumar Kateel said, "I agree with the MLA that dredging needs to be done at least for 7 meters. We are facing the same problem in Kulai and Hejamady jetties."

MP of Lakshadweep P P Mohammed Faisal said, "Through this MoU I hope that the trade relations between Mangaluru and Lakshadweep grow. I request the minister to make temporary arrangements until the new berth is constructed. There should be temporary wash rooms, waiting lounge etc."

After signing the MoU, the minister inspected the Old Port. The new jetty will be constructed at a cost of Rs 50 crore on an aread of about 8,000 sq ft. Work is expected to start once the environmental and central government clearances are obtained.

MLC Ivan D'Souza, Lakshadweep administrator Rajesh Prasad, port director Captain Mohan, corporator Lathif and others were present.


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  • sid, mangalore

    Thu, Aug 27 2015

    how many lakhs will be actually utilized is the question . crores will of course be in some pockets

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  • yogesh, mumbai

    Thu, Aug 27 2015

    one look at is enuf to know mallu lobby in that in kochi not here!!! after bajpe airport smuggling this jetty???? dark glasses baajirao can't see properly?

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  • Unun Hasan, M'lore/K.S.A.

    Thu, Aug 27 2015

    If mr Lobo Is no1 M.L.A. Then let him have a look at the fish jetty just next to this site. Try to go in your car to that place, is there sufficient parking space for the three wheelers & tricks, small&big, and to think of parking ur valuable little car God alone should help. What happened to 9- 11 problem. Why no press statement from no:1 M.L,.A. Why no parking arrangement in Kadri Park area. Why nothing is being done to improve the conditions of the sugar cane juice and chat vendors outlets, see Kankanady market parking area mostly occupied by lorries & buses for repair works. Take a drive from State bank bus stop to Rao & Rao circle see how the entire road is occupied road side merchants. Mr. Lobo or no Lobo, m'lore is the worst place to live in. What a tragedy. It is my home town.

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  • prem, moodbidri

    Wed, Aug 26 2015

    Mangaluru has full potential of becoming top tourist destination of the country, provided we fully eliminate Immoral Rowdyism.


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  • JD, mangalore

    Wed, Aug 26 2015

    People's representative should have a vision for the development and needs of people. Kudos Mr. Lobo. Kudos to Nalin Kumar too, he also opined the same (keeping party diff away).

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  • sam, manglore/ dubai

    Wed, Aug 26 2015

    Now MR lOBO also started to wear politicians dress ( full white pant and shirt ).Hope he doesn't become like them actually .

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  • baptist peter pereira, mangalore / dubai

    Wed, Aug 26 2015

    Good evening sir , M.L.A. J.R.lobo your dream will come true , due to your great efforts on this project , wish you all the best .

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  • Hubert D'souza, Mangalore Dubai

    Wed, Aug 26 2015

    Mangalore Is In The hands Of J R Lobo.

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    Wed, Aug 26 2015

    Mr Lobo Mangaluru ka daksha insaan hai.

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  • Fay, Mlore

    Wed, Aug 26 2015

    It appears that the Minister has a big fat ring on every 10 fingers.

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  • Flavian, Mangaluru/Kuwait

    Wed, Aug 26 2015

    So many positive developments are taking place under the leadership and initiative of Mr. J.R. Lobo.
    He seems to be people pro-active and also, takes interest in delivering more than the voters expected.
    May God bless him with good health.

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  • Gangaram, Moodabidri

    Wed, Aug 26 2015

    Number one MLA. JRL....

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